The nature of the usual business of industry and research organisations is highly different. It must be understood by all partners that university and industry operate within different institutional environments, resulting in some important potential areas of conflicts. Academic researchers seek to generate new knowledge and publish their results in high-impact journals; scientists and engineers in firms are concerned to produce applied knowledge in valuable products and manufacturing processes.

Barriers and conflict areas result from the following areas:

Source: Downling 2015

 

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